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Suggested COVID-19-Related Resources for the Autism Community

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Date Updated: January 8, 2021

Resources from SPARK Clinical Site Partners:

UM-NSU University of Miami – Nova Southeastern University Center for Autism & Related Disabilities

Let’s talk about the coronavirus (COVID-19) whiteboard social narrative video.

Rush University Medical Center

Tips and resources for autism families.

Texas Children’s Hospital

Top 10 tips for supporting your child with autism during COVID-19.

Vanderbilt University Medical Center

Resources for autism assessment and care amid COVID-19 pandemic.

Resources from Community and National Organizations:


COVID-19 resources for people with disabilities, families, and service providers.

ASERT: Pennsylvania’s Autism Services, Education, Resources and Training

ASERT provides COVID-19 resources for the autism community including social stories (scroll to the bottom part of the page to access the links).

Autism Science Foundation (ASF)

COVID-19-focused webinars and other resources for families, researchers, and service providers.

Autism Society

Visit the Autism Society’s COVID-19 Resources page.

Autism Speaks

COVID-19 information and resources page.

CDC: Center for Disease Control and Prevention

Visit the CDC’s Coronavirus (COVID-19) page for general information about the virus.

Center for Dignity in Healthcare for People with Disabilities

A social story about getting the COVID-19 vaccination.

Child Mind Institute

COVID-19 family support and resources page.

GRASP: Global and Regional Asperger Syndrome Partnership

COVID-19 online chat groups and support.

NIH: National Institutes of Health

Visit the NIH’s COVID-19 page.

Emergency Information

For Mental Health Emergencies

If you have concerns that someone at home is depressed or thinking about hurting themselves, help them call the Lifeline at 1-800-273-8255 or use the Lifeline Chat.

If you have concerns that someone is at immediate risk of harming themselves or others, call 911 or take them to the nearest emergency room.

For Medical Emergencies

If you are experiencing a COVID-19 or other medical emergency, visit the CDC’s What to Do if You are Sick guidelines.